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this first local case and a call to action from florida's senior senator. >> also, calling it a fight for civil rights. a strip club is suing the city. why it says rules at protecting women is just harassment. good evening, this is news 6 at 7:00, getting results. i'm julie broughton >> i'm ginger gadsden. >> i'm lisa bell. >> he was just fun to be around, he was a great player. >> they knew him when. hear from coaches and fellow players who know a super bowl player from his time at a local high school at 7:00. how cool is that? >> you've got to love the story where a hometown guy does really well. we're absolutely cheering him on. we'll talk about that in a moment. but first, we start with breaking health news this evening. the zika virus has spread to central florida. state health officials just confirmed a case in osceola county. that brings the total to 7 counties with the virus. this map shows where all those
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the osceola case is the only confirmed one in our area. shaun chaiyabhat is live in the newsroom with senator bill nelson's plan to stop the virus. >> yeah, ginger, the senator has now sent a letter to the president, calling for a zika czar to spearhead the coordinated federal response. >> the zika virus continues to spread quickly. there are now 14 cases in the state of florida throughout seven counties. there have been five reported cases in miami-dade county, three in hillsborough and now closer to home, st. johns and osceola. health officials announced that growing number as senator bill nelson spoke to reporters today. >> if it's going to become a big problem and what we need to do is get ahead of it. >> he and 44 senate democrats have called on the president to appoint a zika czar to coordinate the federal response.
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years ago approach to the ebola crisis by doing exactly that, calling them an ebola czar or point person. >> the zika virus spreads from mosquitos and linked to birth defects in latin america. local health officials say each of the cases in florida were acquired when patients traveled to a zika-affected country. none were contracted from local mosquitos and, so far, none involve pregnant women. >> now, the zika virus has become such a pressing and urgent matter, state health officials now say they plan to give daily updates on the zika virus. >> shaun, one of the big problems is the zika virus is really hard to track. only 20% of the people ever feel any symptoms. >> that's right. that's why the red cross as well local blood banks plan to change their policies to try to stop the spread of this virus. >> shaun chaiyabhat reporting live from our newsroom this evening. thank you.
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symptoms and treatments for zika and advice to keep it from spreading, look inside the story on the home page of or our free mobile app. >> one local city says its trying to protect women but only a strip club is fighting back and filing suit about new rules with adult entertains. they say it violates civil rights and loren korn looks at the controversy. >> this gentleman's club and one of its dancers are now suing the city, claiming the new ordinance is not tackling human trafficking, rather violating their civil rights and claiming its a form of harassment. >> a city ordinance with good intentions. >> the intent of this ordinance is strictly to combat human traffic. >> it's stirring up controversy with the gentleman's club, the only adult entertainment business in town. >> we don't know if there's a human trafficking problem in
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but we felt that a city ordinance that we passed would help us discover if we, in fact, had a problem. >> the ordinance is for businesses that have alcohol and adult entertainment. it would have to post public awareness signs pertaining to human trafficking. employees must obtain a permit to work there and they must submit their fingerprints. >> we know who is working there. if they have any problems, if they'll be in traffic, we hope they'll talk to us. >> the club's attorney says the ordinance is just a way to chase them out of town. on monday the club and one of its dancers filed the lawsuit to drop the ordinance, saying it violates civil rights and it's burdensome. >> the attorney says it does not help combat human trafficking. >> human trafficking is a real big problem in our society, but in adult clubs, it's exceptionally rare. >> we're not out to get anybody.
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human trafficking. i would not want to violate anyone's constitutional rights. >> in daytona beach shores, loren korn, news 6. >> one day after learning hackers stole the names and social security numbers of 63,000 students and faculty at ucf, the f.b.i. tells news 6 it is investigating similar incidents at universities nationwide. the f.b.i. won't yet say what schools or how many more people were targeted, but at ucf, current and former students and employees are flooding a special hotline. many say they're reaching rude operators after some long waits. >> the no. 1 thing we're hearing is the wait times have been too long. that's our priority. we've been working to get the wait times reduced. we want people to be able to get through to the call center quickly. >> ucf says it still does not know how the hackers got in but it is conducting a system-wide check to keep it from happening again. >> the man at the center of a florida toddler's disappearance will serve 20 years in prison for manslaughter, lying to
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evidence. william ebron pleaded guilty in jacksonville in the death of 2-year-old la lonzie barton who dis disappeared last july. as part of his plea agreement, ebron told detectives he had the boy's mother lock lonzie in the bathroom so they could have sex. they say lonzie drowned in a bathtub. ebron says he panicked and hid the child's body. >> this whole situation is disappointing. there's nothing in -- no certain thing in particular that makes other. there's a child that's gone. here. >> lonzie's mom, lana barton, pleaded guilty to child neglect last month. >> an unusual traffic problem on one of orlando's busiest roads. sky 6 is over the scene on bumby avenue where a semi truck overturned and hit a building. the semi was a milk truck and overturned in orlando's milk
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the building was empty and the semi driver was not seriously hurt, so good news there. a tow truck has now removed the milk truck. >> 20 shots fired and two people hit, including at least one innocent bystander. tonight the search is on for the two gunmen. deputies say this all happened outside the restaurant on orange blossom trail just north of oak ridge road. our cameras were there overnight as the ambulance rushed both victims to the hospital. orange county deputies say it all started with an argument inside the restaurant when the first victim tried to leave, he was ambushed by two men who shot him in the parking lot. other man who was shot did not know anyone involved. deputies only have a vague description so far. if you have any information about this shooting, you're asked to call the orange county sheriff's office. >> a bit of a chill is in the air. will super bowl weekend mean it's going to feel like football weather? >> rain could be in the forecast for some of you. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing when and where.
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the cool-down started early this morning. the clouds cleared out of here. the rain is all long since gone. overnight lows fell to 39 up in ocala. 38 in gainesville. we bottomed out at 41 in the villages and we hit 45 as far as orlando. daytime high today made it back to 61 in a large part of the viewing area. they just bumped up to 61 officially here within the last 20 minutes or so. right now, we've tumbled back from 61 to 53. from here, we keep the slide going. on-the-town forecast for tonight, we slowly go all the way down to about 52 or 51, by 11 p.m. tonight. the only thing that's going to save us will be a return of the clouds. i'll be back in a few minutes to pinpoint the overnight low where you live and talk about the entire weekend hour by hour, so you can plan your weekend when it's going to be raining and when it's not. >> all right, tom. see you in a few minutes. keep up with the weather on your smartphone or tablet.
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mobile app. it's free. just search wkmg in your app store. >> a super weekend is here, even for people who are not football fans. >> in minutes, we'll preview big events from the parks to several cities. >> but we can't forget about football, of course. >> there's nothing more he could do for us to be proud of him, there's nothing. >> that coach is talking about a former high school player who's now about to lace up for a second super bowl. their story in minutes. >> but first, a picture-perfect launch and how we could see many more successful missions just like it. getting results in apopka, casselberry and in central florida on news 6 at 7:00 and our free news 6 app.
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>> and we have lift-off of the united launch alliance rocket. picture-perfect. tonight united launch alliance
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successfully placed a next jen satellite into orbit for the air force. there could be up to 30 launches this year if all goes as planned. >> the next scheduled launch is in march, but spacex is hoping to send a falcon 9 rocket into orbit later this month. we'll see. >> a different kind of countdown is on here and around the nation. we're just one day, 23 hours and 15 minutes away from the kickoff of super bowl 50. >> and when the big game does kick off, keep your eyes out for some local talent. >> oh, yeah. danny trevathon is playing in the second super bowl for the denver broncos. >> he's leesburg's pride and joy on the football field. a former yellow jacket now
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bowl. it's been almost 10 years since he played on this field and his old coaches can't be prouder. >> he's going to the super bowl with the denver broncos. but he got his start here on the football field for the leesburg high school yellow jackets. >> this is a small town here. big thing. >> his former pop warner football league coaches describe him as the ideal player and the brains to play the game. >> real intelligent ball player, quick, fast, anything you ask him to do, he did. he was a great football player. >> also a great role model for current students and the future of the sport. >> it gives me a good communication with my students about what we can do if we put our mind to it and set your goals high and danny represents all of those. >> a proud success story for the city of leesburg and the yellow jackets.
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thankful for playing a part in his football career. >> win or lose sunday at levi's stadium, danny has his hometown cheering him on. >> there are a lot of people watching and rooting for him and hoping for success this sunday. more important, they are proud of him coming out of leesburg and being the success he has become. >> that is awesome. >> it's a good deal. >> it really is. it's nice to see someone come from a small town and do really well. >> we have a lot of talent here in central florida. >> our team coverage for the super bowl will ramp up until the big game kicks off. this sunday, we have our regular newscast from 6 to 8:00 in the morning. then the irregularity starts right after that. julie and i will help host a special game day edition at 8:00, along with justin warmoth and meteorologist candace campos. cbs' coverage starts at 2:00, building up to kickoff at 6:30. >> after the big game, a live
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with stephen colbert" and then a super special edition of news 6 at 11:00. we've got pom franz and all sort of stuff going on. good time. if you want to head to a party before the super bowl party, universal is inviting you to enjoy a taste of the big easy. the resort's annual mardi gras festival kicks off tomorrow with bands from new orleans and a parade and at closing, a concert by singer hunter hayes. this is video from last year's celebration. it's going by really fast. mardi gras will run select nights through april 16th and included with park admission. the real mardi gras cams next tuesday, february 9th. gras. >> it does. i was at ikea today and they were building couches around all the tvs, hoping people will actually come out for the super bowl. >> i bet they will. >> they'll have a nice place to watch it there. >> i like ikea a lot. there are big events all over central florida this weekend.
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is pinpointing the weather for everything from orlando's chili cook-off to the mount dora arts festival. >> we're here at festival park in orlando, getting ready for the big chilly cook-off. right now, though, no chili. everyone is still preparing, getting ready for the big day. gates open up tomorrow at noon. tickets are still available. if you're coming out here or even doing any fun activities outdoors this weekend, just make sure to have our pinpoint weather app with you. it has an interactive radar, g.p.s. is exactly where you're at and gives you a good idea of any rain going around. you'll need that especially for tomorrow, again here for at this chili cook-off. as you can see on the forecast, we pinpointed it right down here to the chili cook-off forecast, temperatures are going to be a bit on the cool side, into the mid-60's. the rain is going to be moving in. a few hit-and-miss showers can be expected again which is why you really need the pinpoint weather app no matter where you go this weekend. then things start to clear out
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>> thank you, candace. >> you're here and what a difference a day makes. it's chilly out there. >> very strange, huh? >> uh-huh. >> let's take a look at the beautiful storm pins. i'll try to keep it on the sunny side. this is a beautiful shot. and what about that one from daytona beach with the sun all over it. it's one of those situations where the sun is actually lying to you again. we talked about this earlier. it looks like you want to run and jump in the ocean. >> uh-huh. >> don't do that. it's not a jump in the ocean kind of day. this is from richard in altamonte springs. he was loving the view and hating the cold. >> i'm with you. >> i totally feel ya. radar tonight has cleaned up nicely. we don't have any radar echoes until we get way down south with a few pockets of rain. 53 in orlando. 57 in melbourne and leesburg right now sporting 51 degrees. other temperatures, 50 already
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you only made it back to 54 in palm coast. so the drop to 50 was pretty quick. gainesville is down to 46. you see the blue beginning to edge in here. eventually tonight it's going to get really cold up there and the windchill will be a factor. how much of a difference are we talking? the 24-hour split? 24 hours ago we were 23 degrees warmer than we are right now. 21 degrees warmer in melbourne and 25. it's a 25-degree swing in kissimmee. from here, the wind keeps pushing. that wind coming in from the northeast at 13 in orlando, 12 in sanford and 6 in kissimmee and 9 in leesburg and a 7-mile-an-hour wind right now in palm coast. >> tomorrow, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being awesome, tomorrow's going to be about a 7 on the sorrells scale. i would make it higher but it's going to cloud up and rain a bit. i just don't think it's going to be a picture-perfect saturday. water vapor showing you it's really dry now. all the bright blues and bright white areas, that's the moisture.
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that's the dry air at about 30,000 feet, gave us the blue sky and some of that dry air got down to you today. but tonight, that all goes the other way. by tomorrow, the cloud cover takes over. little pockets of rain can't be ruled out. by 6 p.m., we'll be tracking the showers, some of which linger until sunday before they finally exit on out of here and we cool it down one more time. low tonight, 51 in daytona beach. 47 in oviedo. in the villages, 41. 42 in leesburg. tonight in titusville, 56. 49 in kissimmee. in orlando, i'm calling the low 48. here's tomorrow. >> first thing in the morning, 48 degrees. by noon, 59. 64 tomorrow is the daytime high. on sunday, back to work on monday 66. a daytime high of 58. >> it's going to be a rough week for me, tom. >> yes, it will be.
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and we'll have a new model run and we'll pinpoint the rain better for tomorrow. >> thank you, tom. >> at news 6, we are pumped for the super bowl and so is stephen colbert. >> he says there's a good reason why. >> of course you are. it's like the olympics, only better because it happens every year and america always wins. >> coming up in minutes, colbert asks the players what they're
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>> an all new undercover boss is just about 30 minutes away on news 6 and then at 9:00, the super bowl's greatest halftime shows, leading up to the news 6 at 11:00. >> at 11:00, we have a warning that could affect thousands of drivers. >> imagine driving and your car door flies open. hundreds of thousands of ford vehicles have been recalled because it could happen. but we found it's also happening in vehicles that have not been recalled. >> a faulty door latch causing a serious safety hazard. i'm investigator louis bolden. i'll have that for you, coming
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>> after news 6 at 11:00, stay toned for "the late show with stephen colbert" >> colbert is gearing up for his live show after the super bowl. he's asking the players what they're doing to get ready. >> i sent my interview strike team to media day to ask these players one simple question. what do you do to get pumped up for the big show? >> i put on a tiny crown and i say who is the prince of football? me! >> i tell my cat that the game is already over and we won. and then i have to go out and her. >> every day i wake up at 4 a.m. so i can get out there and score sales. nothing else gets me going like crockpot. >> i look in the mirror and i say the names of my favorite fans. cooper. ma kaya. madison, vivian, tyler, zach,
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>> got to always give 110% until you realize it's not actually possible. and then just give 100%. >> i think to myself, what would the harlem globetrotters do? watch football. >> i look at myself in the mirror and i say candy man, three times, and when he appears and tries to kill me, i run really fast. >> that's one way to get ready. catch the special live edition of the "the late show with right after the big game. >> tonight colbert welcomes actor bobby kanavelli after news 6.
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